- Capay, California
- For the community in Glenn County, see Capay, Glenn County, California.
Capay — Unincorporated community — Coordinates: Country United States State California County Yolo County Elevation 210 ft (64 m)
Capay (formerly Munchville and Langville) is an unincorporated community in Yolo County, California. It is located on Cache Creek 2 miles (3.2 km) west-northwest of Esparto, in the Capay Valley, in the northwestern part of the county. Capay's ZIP Code is 95607 and its area code 530. It lies at an elevation of 210 feet (64 m). The name Capay comes from the Southern Wintun Indian word for "stream".
Capay is located on the Mexican land grant Rancho Canada de Capay. Capay was originally named Munchville after one of the first white settlers, a man named Munch, who built a house on the Cache Creek at the site in 1857. Mr. Empyre and Mr. Munch built a two-story building in the area. The town acquired the name Langville after John A. Lang. In 1870 Lang operated a hotel and owned a brick yard and a store. Langville grew enough to have a town plat filed on January 1, 1875, which renamed the town as Capay.
A post office opened in Capay in 1868.
- ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Capay, California
- ^ "GNIS - Capay". United States Geological Survey. http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=106:3:3325214880488199::NO::P3_FID:220568. Retrieved 2008-12-19.
- ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 461. ISBN 9781884995149.
- ^ a b c d Three Maps of Yolo County. Woodland, CA: Yolo County Historical Society. 1970. pp. 6.
- ^ Thomas Jefferson Gregory, History of Yolo County, California (1913), available online at Google Books
Municipalities and communities of Yolo County, California Cities CDPs Unincorporated
Arcade | Arroz | Beatrice | Brooks | Browns Corner | Cadenasso | Capay | Central | Citrona | Conaway | Coniston | Daisie | Dufour | El Macero | El Rio Villa | Fremont | Green | Greendale | Hershey | Jacobs Corner | Kiesel | King Farms | Lovdal | Lund | Merritt | Mikon | Morgans Landing | Norton | Peethill | Plainfield | Riverview | Rumsey | Saxon | Sorroca | Sugarfield | Swingle | Tancred | Tyndall Landing | Valdez | Vin | Webster | Willow Point | Zamora
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